Mission Statement

Common Cents seeks to mend the financial literacy gap seen across grads, undergrads, and high schoolers alike.

Common Cents hopes to pave the path and help Yale undergrads make common cents about their personal finances.


Kevin Hu


Class of 2022

Studying Applied Math.

Jenny Tan


Class of 2023

Studying Chemistry and Statistics. Runs a baking Instagram for clout.

Daniel Kim

Content Committee

Class of 2024

Studying Computer Science and Economics. Likes to go bowling and play table tennis.

Annie Yan

Design Committee

Class of 2024

Studying Economics and Fine Art with a graphic design concentration. Obsessed with Avatar the Last Airbender.

Lisa Peppi

Marketing Committee

Class of 2023

Studying Economics. Loves skiing down mountains.

Linda Liu

Marketing Committee

Class of 2023

Studying psychology.

Partners & Sponsors


A social investing app

Penn Wellness

Think tank umbrella group dedicated to working together to improve the wellbeing of the Penn community

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Common Cents aims to make personal finance interesting with activities like Kahoots, choose-your-own-adventure, jeopardy, and more (most of the time with a prize for winners!). We also forge innovation through interdisciplinary events like Masterchef when we had a live cooking demo and talked about meal prepping under a budget.

    Generally, we host a wide variety of events, including speaker events, informational classes, career panels, and online webinars. Because of the current virtual environment, all events for the fall 2020 semester will be virtual; however, we look forward to hosting more in-person events when we are back on campus.

  • No! We encourage anyone and everyone to join as a general body member because personal finance knowledge is applicable to everyone, regardless of your background.

    To become a member, all you have to do is fill out our interest form and you will be added to the listserv!

  • Common Cents Communities are groups of 6-8 people who are interested in personal finance and want to socialize with other members! Common Cents Communities meet a few times per month for online games, movie nights, and friendly competitions.

    CC Communities are a great way to make friends online amidst the virtual environment!

  • Unfortunately, we have stopped accepting applications for the Fall 2020 semester. Keep an eye out for when we recruit in the beginning of next semester.